Ostra

4.8
2986 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A Contemporary Mediterranean Restaurant featuring both innovative & classic preparations of the finest seafood available globally. The dining room at Ostra evokes a sense of style and sophistication in a comfortable and inviting setting. Ostra also offers a fine bar and lounge area. Ostra's private dining room accommodates up to 42 seated and 70 for a cocktail reception.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2986 people are saying
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vipIanE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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CarlL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, service, and experience were fabulous. The only complaint I have is the music. It was a little too drony, or club sounding for the romantic atmosphere I was looking for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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marcinpau
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The outstanding food and service more than compensate for the slightly crowded and noisy dining area, which is usually the case for big city restaurants.

The salt encrusted branzino was delicious and the deboning presentation was impressive and entertaining. Local raw oysters were plump and juicy, a perfect start to the meal. The garlic bread was a treat as well.

We will definitely return.

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vipEdDev
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the absolute best restaurants in Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

40th birthday

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vipFlash
Austin
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, wine and service

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Delish76
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of the best meals I have ever had! I look forward to next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bar service was wonderful! Dinner, @ $300 for two, was very rushed. We were told the paella would take 45 minutes to prepare, which was fine, because we ordered 2 first courses and wine. The dinner arrived in 15 minutes, barely enough time to finish our first courses. The food is really good and the atmosphere is nice, which leads you to assume the pace of service would be more in line with fine dining. Overall a decent experience. I’ll know next time not to order the main course until after the first course is cleared.

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vipMissylrn
New England
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing dinner - service inconsistent.

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TonyR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation in Boston

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vipLL12616
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for the first time for our anniversary. I reserved bar seats and added a note of preference for seating. Upon arrival, my request was received, and from there on everything was outstanding! The bartender Chris was very nice, professional, and informative about the food, the restaurant, and was honest about his limits. He referred us to the sommelier when picking a wine, which was great. The food was fresh, creative, delicious and beautifully plated. We were delighted with a surprise chocolate dessert which completed a memorable experience. We will definitely be going back and recommending Ostra to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing!

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RichardC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent fresh seafood. Good selection of quality wines and spirits. Friendly and efficient waitstaff. A great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. The staff really made the food experience. Seafood lovers restaurant.

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vipOrlando
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was outstanding and aervice was excellent

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RiaM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience with friends during Thanksgiving weekend. Our food came out promptly due to our timing for our concert.
The fish was perfect-light and with nice butter sauce.
The portions are petite on the first plates and dessert but otherwise perfectly created.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Post flight, was very good despite being tired

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vipGingerC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Service was fair. Had way better service at Minstral. Most of the Food was good. The $120 lobster could’ve been better. We had better in the Bahamas. I was expecting melt in your mouth.

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Wonseok
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es muy buenito! Las comidas muy bien.
这家饭店的菜非常厉害。以后要回来。

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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vipvinrouge2
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue with excellent food. A most go to place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and great service. A great place for a special occasion.

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vipIngeH
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. The food was superbe, very expensive, but one of a kind.
Will certainly be back.
Would be nice to ha e some vegan options so everyone in our party can enjoy a full beautiful meal.

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DavidG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and impeccable service. The pacing of the meal was exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Ostra was incredible, the ambiance and the service was very good overall. The presentation of all the dishes were amazing and felt very special for each course. The food quality is amazing and portions are a good size. The oysters and salmon tartare were some of our favorites. I would rank this in the top 10 dinner experiences
of my life, just go for it!

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vipjrkayri
New England
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't often use this term when describing food, but the word "sublime" comes to mind. From the first bite of bread to the final bit of dessert everything was exceptional. The service was attentive without being intrusive and they did an excellent job of helping us celebrate a milestone birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing salmon. Presentation was nice but I have had far better in way less expensive restaurants.

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vipSarahP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. The risotto first course was delicious and one of the highlights. Excellent cocktails. Ambiance was classy and I appreciated all the details that they used (seaweed like lights, silverware that sort of had scales). I was so sad we needed to leave early and miss dessert. Can’t wait to go back!

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RobynH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing just perfect. I would go every time I visit Boston.

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Nutsforquality
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

If extremely loud music is not an issue for you then you should try this restaurant out. For us, we practically were shouting across the table. Food-wise, the paellas were not all cooked the same way. Some were drier and less tasty. Oysters need to be better shucked.
The restrooms need to be cleaner and free from clutter. There was some hair tool lying around, clothes still on the hanger. It could be that employees do use the restrooms but that does not mean that they cannot put their belongings away. It was pretty shocking for a supposedly high end restaurant.

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JJF0926
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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rickyk
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall excellent - good food, good service, high quality.

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Beber
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is astonishing, and the service impeccable despite could be quicker at times. Ambiance and decor great.

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Tricia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not recommend Ostra more! Always an all-around stellar experience. Cuisine: fantastic Drinks: yum Ambience: so elegant and also great background music Service: attentive, professional, kind. Brandon is an outstanding waiter, hosts are welcoming and personable, buspersons are on top of their game. Shout out to Catie for stopping by our table to check on us even though we weren’t even seated in her section 😊 Love this place!

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Morgan
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Outstanding service along with excellent food. Spanish octopus and snap pea salad are exceptional

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vipANNEs
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. Service, food, ambiance. Always a perfect date night at the bar.

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Serge
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always

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yosh
1 review